The SJWs never take a night of from their campaign of censorship. Earleier tonight, they bullied The Escapist into taking down an interview they had conducted with military veteran, and minority developer, Slade Villena (aka @RogueStarGamez). This time, they used an out of context IRC chat-log to accomplish their goals. Rather than face GamerGate on the Battlefield of Ideas, they have again resorted to trying to silence us.

At first, I was disgusted with The Escapist. I had been giving them the benefit of the doubt, since their recently announced revamped ethics policy. That had seemingly flew out the window with this decision. While I hadn’t bought in 100%, it still felt like a massive betrayal.

I made my feelings known earlier on Twitter:

But, after listening to RogueStar himself, I began to see things in a different light. I can’t say I’m not still a bit letdown by the decision. But, we need to place the blame right where it belongs: on Alex Lifschitz, “Little Hitler” Ian Miles Cheong, and the SJW anti-speech crew. But we need to focus our fire on the right people. Yes, Alexander Macris and The Escapist have fallen short, in my view. However, they aren’t the root cause of this problem.



Read Alex Lifschitz allude to Greg Tito’s career being destroyed if he doesn’t censor GamerGate and RogueStar. “Nice career you have there, Greg. It would be a shame if anything happened to it”:

nice career you have there

As you can see, the The Escapist was under tremendous pressure. I think Mr. Villena said it best himself:

Basically, I called out Zoe Quinn on her bullshit. What she said about those “infamous IRC logs” is basically all out of context, if not, an overreaction to a channel used for parody and fun. IRC shitposting is NOT “harassment”. Its like citing comic book text boxes as your “proof.”

Anyway, please don’t get mad at The Escapist. You can still view my articles on cache. Literally Who, and friends, are basically freaking out because I called them out. They are over-reacting, you shouldn’t, y’all better. 

My name is Slade Villena, an independent game developer, a USMC veteran, a GamerGate supporter since Day 0.

They want to erase any trace of opposing viewpoints, as they know it’s a major threat to their minority views. They can only win by fixing the game. We win, by rising above, spreading our message of inclusiveness and freedom, and calling out anti-GamerGate hypocrisy at every turn.

Oh, and just in case you wanted to read Rogue’s interview, some of our fine associates have already archived it HERE and HERE. That’s right, it’s the Internet. Nothing ever goes away, and attempted censorship almost always backfires.


    1. I’m a minority and get shit talked by them a lot on Kotaku, and PC gamer, finally stopped reading those sites, just need to find a non biased game site now, lol.

  1. Who the fuck is Alex Lifschitz? I went looking for info on him and saw he was just some intern nobody who claims to be a producer on his twitter. What’s to be scared of that?

    1. A nobody really, has a trust fund from his daddy and is a terrible public speaker and dates an attention seeking mentally unstable pig.

      See daddy wanted a winner but he got Alex, his dad has always been disappointed in him. He sends him to the best schools and he’s still a failure. He holds mediocre jobs, can’t speak in public without acting like its a middle school speech and dates from the bottom of the barrel.

      Watch the video and you’ll see his delusional behavior and his rapid and incredible weak public speaking skills which also represent his entire mediocre privileged white straight male shitord life. Lets not even get started about how disappointed his mother is about him.

      1. See, now one can *Say* he’s a ‘nobody’, but one does NOT make a threat like he did to The Escapist’s EiC without some serious backup. Even though Greg Tito is very pro-Anti-GG, he still does (generally) put his editorial duties above personal Ideology.

        However, this was a not-veiled-at-all threat. So either there’s some blackmail going on, or pressure from some other area. Perhaps Alex Liefschitz felt comfortable making such a threat because $170,000,000 Daddy is actually behind him? We can’t rule that out.

        1. I doubt Karma cares. She’s one crazy bitch who gives you blind justice for what you give others. And after all he’s done, I’m sure she isn’t going to be nice.

          Karma be hardcore, yo.

    1. I seriously doubt it. His slavish devotion to their “cause” will lead to him developing Stockholm Syndrome, and he’ll just stand there with blank stare and a grin like a Stepford Wife while Literally Who makes him the world’s most pathetic cuckold.

  2. This silencing of discussion is one of the large problems with the media. The escapist has been largely neutral for which we should thank the, but bowing to this – imo undeserved and out of context – attack on the devs reputation was a bad move. It further stokes the fires of GG resenting the media silencing dissenting voices. Tagging it as “this developer has been criticised for taking his stance too far” or something to that effect would imo have been a better option. Perhaps linking to both sides of the story on that issue, letting the readers decide for themselves.

  3. I read it. Can’t say I like or dislike the man, but The Escapist should not have been put through that particular wringer. Slade didn’t say anything untoward that I saw, but apparently the AGG crowd thought otherwise.

  4. Well that’s a rather unpleasant turn of events.

    Is this what passes as “Journalism” in this industry? Shrinking like violets at threats? I was always under the impression that a journalist would generally take threats they receive while reporting on a story as an indication that they’re doing the right thing.

  5. Well they are supporting minority as long as they are useful to them. Meaning as long as they agree with everything they say, shut up and are willing to work as a meatshield back up plan as soon as things get a little too much hot for them.

  6. The Escapist should have interviewed Alex. I would love to hear him talk more about the burning garabge pile that is the games industry

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